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Yorkshire gets Sherlocked

What's the collective noun for a group of Sherlocks? We're going to go with "a deerstalker". Kelly Smith, from our Leeds Bookshop, writes in anticipation of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre's attempt to break the world record for the largest deerstalker of Sherlocks ever assembled. Read more
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Baileys Prize for Fiction launches #ThisBook

With excitement building to the announcement of this year's prize winner, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is setting out to discover the books written by women that have had the biggest impact on the lives of UK readers. Read more
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Tube strike reads

Aargh! Tube strike! Cue panic in the streets of London as the capital's inhabitants half-heartedly attempt to make it into the office - before giving up after a respectable period of time to "work from home." So, we've pulled together a few books to help you valiant Londoners on your journeys tomorrow. Simply choose your mode of transport to see the book you should be reading to keep the wheels of industry turning. Read more
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Twauthors – The best authors on Twitter

It’s no surprise that authors have taken to Twitter, an almost entirely text-based medium. With Stephen King joining Twitter the other day and taking all the attention, we thought it only fair to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite authors who have been tweeting long before King decided it was time to further enrage Jonathan Franzen. And, it should go without saying, #ff. Read more